Both new and experienced Christians find praying to be something of a mystery and often wonder about how to pray. The Four Acts of Prayer with Walter Wangerin, Jr. presents a framework for praying that infuses prayer with a rhythm while maintaining its personal nature. Wangerin teaches that prayer is more than communication; it is a conversation between God and each one of us. And because it is a conversation, it is made up of these four acts: we speak, God listens, God speaks, we listen. In the ten lessons of The Four Acts of Prayer Wangerin uses stories to explore these vital elements of the complete circle of praying. He shows us that these four simple acts, practiced and developed with diligence, bring us into a close communion with God that supports us in our daily living. The Four Acts of Prayer is accompanied by a study guide that has scripture references, discussion questions, class activities, and journaling topics. Walter Wangerin, Jr. is the award-winning author of thirty-four books, including the best-selling The Book of God; the National Book Award-winning The Book of the Dun Cow; and, most recently, Saint Julian. Wangerin holds the Jochum Chair at Valparaiso University, where he is writer-in-residence.
appropriate for High School and up